- About Red Oak P.D.
- Meet the Chief
Meet the Chief
Chief Garland Wolf
Chief Wolf has 29 years’ experience in Law Enforcement, Community Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Grants, and Education. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He is a graduate of Southwest Legal Management Institute School of Supervision for Law Enforcement and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, He is a TCOLE Certified Instructor, and holds over forty separate instructor certifications in varied disciplines.
Chief Wolf began his career in 1993 as a patrolman with the Cedar Hill Police Department. Through hard work, creative thinking, and strategic planning, he rose through the ranks, being promoted to Sergeant Patrol Division in 1996 and Lieutenant Operations Bureau Commander in 2003. Following his time in Cedar Hill, Chief Wolf worked for the Pantego Police Department as a Corporal Patrol Division, the Ovilla Police Department as Sergeant Patrol Division, and then the Midlothian Police Department as Lieutenant Patrol Commander. Simultaneously, from 2006-2013 he served as the Southern Regional Response Group Special Response Team Commander.
In 2013, Chief Wolf joined the City of Red Oak as the Chief of Police. While in Red Oak, Chief has worked hard to develop a legacy of trust and commitment both internally to professionals of departments and externally to those the department serves. He has planned, prepared, and evaluated the department to garner a successful future, creating positive growth and training for the future leaders of the police department. He has created an environment of respect where everyone is treated with dignity, bringing a selfless service perspective to the department and ensuring that the community and partner entities flourish in unity of purpose and vision.
In addition to his year of experience with management of the day-to-day operations of a Police Department, Chief Wolf is also trained in critical incident management and holds multiple FEMA certifications.